Get coastal, new country style tips as senior design editor Cameron MacNeil tours the charming cottage that he decorated for Karen Kain, artistic director of The National Ballet of Canada, and her actor husband, Ross Petty. See how he incorporated Karen's antique dining chairs, reclaimed wood finds, and a basic white Ikea kitchen to create a serene and comfortable space that reflects Karen and Ross's casual aesthetic.
See more photos of this home in our July 2011 issue.
Design, Michael Hatch Designs, Toronto (416) 927- 8707 or visit Michaelhatchdesigns.com; contractor, Alycon Construction, Caledon, Ont. (519) 940-4455 or visit Alycon.com. Living room: The Modern Fan Company ceiling fan, Artemide, Toronto (416) 628-6718, Montreal (514) 788-3788 or visit Artemide.ca for retailers across Canada; rocking chairs, Crate & Barrel, Calgary (403) 278-7020, Mississauga, Ont. (905) 949-1545, Toronto (416) 657-4100, 1-888-657-4108 or visit Crateandbarrel.ca; sofa, armchair, ottoman, console table, rug, coffee table, Elte, Toronto (416) 785-7885, 1-888-276-3583 or visit Elte.com; throw pillow fabric, Designer Fabrics, Toronto (416) 531-2810 or visit Designerfabrics.ca; sewing, Blinds, Drapes & Bedding, Toronto (416) 604-1412 or visit Blindsdrapesbedding.ca; floor lamps, Robert Abbey, High Point, N.C. (828) 322-3480 or visit Robertabbey.com; artwork, vase (on table), Cynthia Findlay Antiques, Toronto (416) 260-9057 or visit Cynthiafindlay.com; windows, Pella, visit Pella.com for locations across Canada; lamp, Pottery Barn, visit Potterybarn.ca; pottery, Elte, as above; artwork, Art Interiors, visit Artinteriors.ca; wall colour throughout, Cloud White (CC-40), Benjamin Moore. Kitchen: Island, Kimberley Jackson, Toronto (416) 690-8787 or visit Kimberleyjackson.com; cabinets, counter, sink, Ikea, Vancouver (604) 273-2051, Coquitlam, B.C. (604) 636-1000, Calgary (403) 273-4338, Edmonton (780) 433-6000, Burlington, Ont. (905) 681-IKEA, Toronto (416) 222-IKEA, (416) 646-IKEA, Vaughan, Ont. (905) 695-5075, Ottawa (613) 829-4530, Montreal (514) 738-2167, Boucherville, Que. (450) 449-6755, 1-866-866- IKEA or visit Ikea.ca; refrigerator, Samsung, visit Samsung.ca; pendant, Robert Abbey, as above; flooring, Silverwood Flooring, Toronto (416) 923-8181 or visit Silverwoodflooring.com. Dining area: Pendants, rug, Elte, as above; table, Muti & Co., call 1-800-705-2611 or visit Emuti.com; vase, Cynthia Findlay Antiques, as above; pillow and cushion fabric, Designer Fabrics, as above; sewing, Blinds, Drapes & Bedding, as above; mirror, Hardware Interiors, Toronto (416) 462-3099 or visit Hardwareinteriors.com. Principal bedroom: Duvet cover, DwellStudio, visit Dwellstudio.com; bolster fabric, Designer Fabrics, as above; headboard fabrication, Plush n' Plump Upholstery, Toronto (647) 895-7522 or visit Plushnplump.com; bookcases, Ikea, as above; maps, Angus & Company, Toronto (416) 537-4104 or visit Angusandcompany.com; baskets, Pottery Barn, as above.